How to propagate Apple Tree
Seed need cold stratification and will give rise to new characteristics, different than the parent, therefor seldom used. It will take about 7 years from pips to start harvest to evaluate new plant.
Grafts from a well-known cultivar are taken during the dormant stage and grafted onto a rootstock, often seedlings produce strong roots and can be used as rootstock too!
Special features of Apple Tree
Attracts useful insects
Blossoms need cross pollinating to set as fruit therefor the nectar attrack insects like bees.
Apple trees can be tree-trained or espaliered into beautiful shapes to make a pretty hedge screen.
Do not plant an apple tree where an old one was removed - rather plant vegetables or trees from other fruit families.
Other uses of Apple Tree
Their habit, flowers and edible fruits (pears). Suitable for coastal conditions.
Apples are delicious nutritious fruit!
Minerals and vitamins inside the fruit prevent diseases and grated apple is considered a wonderful treat for recovering during and or after illness.